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City pays out $275,000 to child hurt in physical education Class

A young child should never have to go through the struggles of a serious injury. It is a sad day for everyone when a child suffers a brain injury or other debilitating condition that makes it hard for them to talk, walk or otherwise interact like they used to.

Slip and slide: When water parks become a hazard

You would be hard-pressed to find a child who didn't enjoy going to a water park on a hot summer's day. Even in Alaska, water parks are an accessible form of entertainment. Both indoor and outdoor water parks give kids a chance to relax and cool down, but they can be a source of injury.

Playgrounds need to have appropriate layouts

You love it when your child says that he or she wants to play outside. With so many digital distractions, knowing that your child wants to connect with other children and nature is relieving. The problem is that you're not very happy with how the playground in your area is maintained. You've written to the city to ask for improvements, and you were informed that more maintenance would take place to make it safer.

Children: Potentially at risk in winter

Children are some of the most at-risk individuals during the winter. They love being outside, but with outdoor activities come danger. While parents put their children's needs first, that's not always the case when your children are with others. For instance, a child who goes to school should be monitored. If he or she is on the playground, it's important for someone to be watching to make sure he or she doesn't get hurt. In the winter, this is even more important, since temperatures could drop dramatically and result in hypothermia or frostbite.

Infant addiction growing due to opioid crisis in Alaska

Childhood injuries don't always occur as a result of injuries after birth. Sometimes, they're a result of incidents that take place while they're in the womb. For example, if a mother takes a medication that is supposed to be safe, should she have to worry that her child will be born addicted to it? This is a growing problem in Alaska, where the opioid crisis has led to more children being born addicted to narcotics.

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